World War I & Orville Caldwell McKay (1918)

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Orville Caldwell McKay, age 20, of Alluwe, Oklahoma, was on the train enroute to boot camp when World War I was officially declared over November 11, 1918. Orville was anxious to join his brother, Loran Delbert McKay, who was 'over there' stationed in Germany. (Loran Delbert McKay received a Purple Heart for his bravery in World War I.)
at Departure Day/World War I, Nowata, Oklahoma (1918)


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